QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How can I make my tiles thinner maintaining the strength

By Yaiza Paños 02-Aug-2018 07:30:00

Large and thin tiles are one of the most important trends in the ceramics market right now, as we have already talked about in this blog. However, the manufacturing of these thinner tiles can be tricky, and maintaining the quaity is a challenge.

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, large tiles, Plasticity

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: How big can a tile reach to be?

By Yaiza Paños 08-Mar-2018 07:45:00

Tile sizes have been increasing lately not only because large tiles have become a trend, also because of the improvement in the technology that allows to make these tiles. In some of our blog posts we already talked about trends in the market and about avoiding breakage in large tiles but, how big can a tile reach to be?

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Temaer: Question of the month, Decorative, large tiles

Clay formulation improvement for a better decorative tile production

By Miguel Ten 13-Jul-2017 07:30:00

Clay body formulation has been in a continuous evolution since the modern-day tile industry trended towards large and more aesthetic in appearance. This evolution is calling for adjustments to achieve required performances whilst optimizing production costs.

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Temaer: Decorative, large tiles, Clay additives

Decorative tiles from low plasticity clays: How to overcome challenges and keep high quality?

By Miguel Ten 15-Jun-2017 07:30:00

The clay does not last forever and, with limited deposits and high market demands, the best clay is very expensive. Add to that the conflict in Crimea, where the Russian occupation has choked the supply of cheap Ukrainian high-quality clay, and you face a situation where lack of supply has caused the raw material prices to increase five times since the manufacturers started using it. This is, of course, critical for the industry, but the forward leaning manufacturers go looking for alternative sources.

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Temaer: Decorative, large tiles, Plasticity, case study

How to avoid tile Breakage when producing large and thin tiles

By Miguel Ten 16-May-2017 07:30:00

Market trends are not easy to predict, but sometimes they are even difficult to evaluate in hindsight. The popularity of large ceramic tiles was initially a result of creative Italian producers experimenting with their product. Why they became so popular is still subject to discussions, but their impact on the market means that manufacturers need to adjust their business models to be competitive.

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Temaer: Decorative, large tiles

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